ీ The Patient's Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love eBook: Leslie D. Michelson: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. list ಋ Book Author Leslie D Michelson ಝ Introduction After I was born, in 1951, my mother went into a major postpartum depression For the first six months of my life, she couldnt get out of bed, leaving me in the care of my father and maternal grandmother I actually didnt learn about this until I was forty five, and someone casually mentioned it at a party Sadly, the stigma of psychiatric illness was so great at the time and still can be today that families touched by chronic depression often had to carry the burden in silence My parents had been counseled by doctors that they shouldnt discuss it, so they didnt My mother eventually recovered, but then she became bipolar, which meant there were days, months, and years when shed be fine, and then long periods when she was incapable of getting up, making dinner, or holding a conversation During her manic phases, shed be on a high for days or weeks, talking nonstop and sometimes being cruel to me and others I know she loved I couldnt predict when her disease would take control of her Coming home from school, I never knew if Id be greeted by a fire breathing dragon or a smiling mother with a glass of milk and a plate of cookies I had to feel around the edges of the door for danger, the way they teach you in fire safety training When I was ten, my mother screamed at me for forty five minutes because I left a sneaker on the steps The only ten year old who hasnt left a sneaker on the steps is a ten year old who doesnt have sneakers or steps During an ugly scene when I was twelve or thirteen, I physically held my mother down in a chair and told her, You will stop yelling at my brother right now That moment changed everything between us She was my mother, and I loved her, but her disease was dangerous, and I had to be assertive Although my mothers illness was hard on me, it had to have been worse for my father The instant I was born, he lost his wife And yet he remained extraordinarily positive and strong He was a genuine role model, the moral center of gravity for every community that he was inwhether it was our larger family, the synagogue, the Boy Scouts, his business, or his trade association He was the guy who would solve other peoples problems I could talk to Dad for hours By my early teens, I was actively involved in helping with my mothers care That was when she received her first electroshock therapy treatment for recurring depression Later, we had her on daily lithium, a mood stabilizer I had to grow up and become a responsible caregiver at a very young age And heres where the story gets complicated When I was in high school, my father came home one evening, clearly agitated For me, the sun came up at night when my father walked through the door As tired as he was, those hours with him were absolutely precious If he came home anxious or upset, that was a big deal He had gone for his annual physical that day with his primary care physician, a man with whom hed attended high school in Newark, New Jersey The doctor had recommended that my father see a certain cardiologist A week or two later Dad came home even rattled than before The cardiologist had told him he needed to have open heart surgery I was overcome with worry Was my dad going to die Losing him wouldnt just mean Id be an orphan, practically speaking it would mean Id have to take full responsibility for my mother That was not a reality I could handle That night I couldnt sleep The next day I couldnt concentrate at school I got home that afternoon and picked up the phone to dial Lenox Hill Hospital in New York Although we lived in suburban Union, New Jersey, I read The New York Times every night, and somehow I recalled Lenox Hill always being mentioned I knew that when you wanted to go to a nice restaurant, see a good play, or go to a top hospitalyou went to New York Can I please speak to the head of cardiology I asked Im sure my teenage voice must have cracked on the line as I spoke, but I wasnt going to aim low Dad, I announced when my father got home, I set up an appointment for you to get a second opinion from the chairman of cardiology at Lenox Hill You know, thats a good idea, he said Im gonna do it And that was that On the day of his appointment, I waited at home in agony This had to go right I couldnt imagine a future without him I was seeing the walls coming down It was all I could do not to knock him over when he walked in the door What did he say, Dad What did he say He said, Theres nothing wrong with your heart, and the doctor who recommended surgery should be shot in a public square Exact words He was ecstatic And I still remember where I was standing in the kitchen when he said it I remember this better than I remember what I had for breakfast today My father never had any heart problems No high blood pressure, no calcium in his coronaries, no leaky valves He passed away in 2007, succumbing to something totally unrelated to his heart But back in 1988, when I was building my first company, I met Dr Robert H Brook, who was then the vice president and director of RAND Health, a health policy think tank He had just published research showing that many of the major surgical procedures being done in the United States were harming rather than helping patients In fact, when it came to coronary artery bypass graft surgerieswhat my father was told he needed14 percent were done for inappropriate reasons, and 30 percent were done for equivocal reasons I thought, My God, this doctor has found scientific evidence of what I suspected was going on some twenty years ago I still think of my father every day and how his case ignited my passion for helping people to get better care Managing serious illness is not easy, but armed with the knowledge in this book, and the support of a trusted primary care doctor, I truly believe that everyone canand mustbecome a powerful and effective health care consumer.A Word from the Doctors The decisions you make about your medical care will have a profound impact on you and your family s life Successfully steering through the medical system can be a challenge In The Patient s Playbook, Michelson gives away secrets of the tradelessons he s learned from than thirty years of helping people get better outcomes He levels the playing field by providing average patients who have ordinary health insurance with the resources, advice, and tools they need to make better medical decisions As a patient, you have power than you think This book will help you find that power and use it to maximum advantage From the Foreword by Peter T Scardino, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterWhat a tour de force Every health care consumer and caregiver can greatly benefit from this practical guide to achieving better health outcomes Simple, actionable advice abounds, and each recommendation for how to best navigate the complex health care system is enriched with Leslie Michelson s recounting of poignant stories from his extensive experience With this playbook, all of us can better protect our most valuable asset our health Jonathan E Fielding, M.D., Distinguished Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Geffen School of Medicine, and former director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthReviews Trust meyou need this guide because everyone at some point faces a health crisis Michelson details, step by crucial step, how to navigate the terrifying world of doctors, hospitals, second opinions, drug trials, and insurance so you get lifesaving results AARP Best Books of 2015Michelson implores patients to be intensely involved in their own care He urges patientsto bring their A game to the doctor s officeadvocat ing smart care, not care The Wall Street JournalIn this unique and useful book, Michelson maps out a plan to organize competent medical care when needed He provides advice and resources that help individuals become medically prepared, make sound health care decisions, and likely achieve favorable results An invaluable resource, The Patients Playbookcan effectively assist individuals in navigating the complex and often overwhelming world of illness Booklist Starred Review Unlike most how to books, this one is thick with advice and instructions.what s at stake Your need to obtain the best possible diagnosis and treatment from an expensive but fractured netowrk of health care providers.The steps Michelson offers for negotiating the system mirror what his company does for patientsfinding top experts and coordinating care.his insights about the importance of getting your caregivers to notice and talk to you is invaluable Sarasota Herald TribuneA primer on making the right moves as an active participant in your health care Michelson is the CEO of a company that works with patients to get the best possible carenot only from the best possible physiciansbut also through guiding guiding them through the process described in this book, one that shifts the role of care director over to the patient.with this useful book, patients can have say over what direction treatment takes rather than just going along for the ride Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition. Patient Symptom Checker, Health Information and The same info as provided by GPs to patients during consultations,health disease leaflets,patient support orgs,all about medicines,book GP appts online,interactive patient Login Log in with the information you used when registered Username is required Password Log In MyHealthRecord MyHealthRecord Your online door your doctor s office has selected so can access medical records anytime, anywhere, manage appointments, talk privately WHO Patient safety April , Tokyo, Japan About high level delegates from Ministries of countries, well key international organizations, participated third Global Ministerial Summit on Safety, held Quality Safety Agency for Healthcare Tips preventing errors promoting safety, measuring health care quality, consumer assessment plans, evaluation software, report tools, RxAssist Assistance Programs Web most current comprehensive directory Programs assistance programs are run pharmaceutical companies provide free medications people who cannot afford buy their medicine Colon Cancer Treatment PDQ Version Colon cancer a which malignant cells form tissues colon history affects risk developing Signs include blood stool or change bowel habits Tests that examine rectum detect find Breast Breast breast A family other factors increase Anything increases chance getting called factor Having does not mean Learning safety incidents NHS We explain why recording important learning how these You also out many were recorded we use them healthcare providers improve The Autism Activities Handbook: Activities to Help Kids Communicate, Make Friends, and Learn Life Skills (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Books) Hormone nation education resource endocrine system help both doctors they needLeslie Michelson THE PATIENT S PLAYBOOK Leslie Founder, Chairman CEO Private Management, unique, focused company helped thousands obtain exceptional D Executive Profile Biography Bloomberg Mr Michelson, JD been Chief Officer Inc since From August May served an Team BDCA chairman chief executive officer retainer based primary practice management Los Angeles Health LESLIE MICHELSON CHAIRMAN OF BOARD AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER than years experience founder, CEO, investor, advisor director portfolio entrepreneurial care, technology real estate Archives Blood Clot Recovery Network chairman, former Prostate Foundation, devoted helping achieve superior outcomes at every stage lives Doctor % Maybe Someday Wall Street Journal, Joseph Rago interviews affluent what investment THE Official site Playbook How Save Life Lives Those Love An essential guide navigating finding best treatments, making informed decisions The Patient's Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love eBook: Leslie D. 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- The Patient's Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love eBook: Leslie D. Michelson: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
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